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NHL insider forced to issue an apology after making false claim about Corey Perry

Published January 24, 2024 at 2:20 PM
On his podcast, Dropping The Gloves, this past week, former National Hockey League forward John Scott shared what he claimed Corey Perry did to eventually have his contract terminated by the Blackhawks.

"Corey Perry was a model citizen in the NHL for, like, 18 years. He made a mistake in Columbus one night, he drank too much and he made a pass at a staff member who worked at NBC. And then Chicago, in the environment that they live in now, if there's any hint of anything like that, they just get rid of everything." Scott said about what Perry allegedly did.

Flash forward 24 hours and now John Scott is walking back his words and made a post on his X account, where he revealed he made a false statement about Corey Perry and will try to be more careful in the future.

"On my podcast this week I made a false and misleading statement regarding former Blackhawk Corey Perry. It was an off-the-cuff remark that is completely unfounded and not true. It was a poor choice of words and I'll try to be more careful in the future."

Perry, 38, had his contract terminated by the Blackhawks in late-November after being placed on unconditional waivers. Perry said in a statement that he was seeking professional help for substance abuse.

After nearly two months as a free agent, Perry found a new home, landing a one-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers for the remainder of the 2023-24 season.

While it's refreshing to hear Scott come out and admit that he lied about his statement regarding Corey Perry, he needs to be more careful going forward and not throw around baseless accusations that could hurt everyone involved.
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